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Brewed by Verhaeghe
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Vichte, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 766   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Belgian top-fermented cherry beer on the basis of a reddish brown ale matured in oak casks.

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2006
Pours with a fizzy head like soda, dies. Color is clear pinkish brown. Nice light oaken aroma mixed with mild cherries. First taste is quite sweet. Luckily sourness barges in and dominates the palate. I still think its too sweet. Mineral/metallic feel around this one, detracts. Light yeast, lots of sweet cherries, tart with solid acidity. Body was a little sticky. Ho-hum.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (13060) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 26, 2006
Bottle from Luckygirl. Pours ruby with a mix of multi-sized particles, fizzy-bubbly with a patchy pinkish head, lasting. Aroma is sour cherry, tart berries, yeast (oak, cellar) and malt (straw). Initially tart and dry sour cherry flavor, foamy, goes moderately acidic, malty and cherry skin, vinous notes. Medium bodied, fizzy-foamy, dry and spicy palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (9109) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 12, 2006
Bottle. Ruby-raspberry color with a quickly disapating pinkish head. Dusty, earthy, tart, fruity aroma. Fruity (cherry) flavor with light earthy tartness. Nice complexity. Lingering earthy, cherry flavor.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nejhleader (1542) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2006
On Tap. Had a very sour and tart tast to it. Aroma was similiar. Not sure if I tasted any cherries at all.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2006
Caramel colored body with a thin, off-white head. Sour fruit aroma, some vinegar. A cherry, cinnamon, nutmeg flavor. Nice cool ending.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2006
Clear dark cherry color with a thin white head. Slightly sour aroma. Sweet cherry flavor with some light sour hints.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2006
Full aroma with cherries (of course) and also some tender maltiness. The appearance is dark ruby and even the head is a light pink. Sour and tart, as I expected, but it seems slightly off-balanced: it needs something other than the fruit to distinguish it from other fruit beers, it isnt quite malty/sweet enough, and the sourness itself just isnt enough to carry the flemish sour ale title, IMHO.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5856) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2006
Reddish purple color with pink lace - aroma of sweet cherry syrup, acidity and band-aids - quite dry and medium-tart - just a mild cherry presence, not overpowering - dry, mineral-like finish - decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aquahop (8) - Oregon, USA - MAR 3, 2006 does not count
Nice beer. Light cherry flavor. Excellent tartness. Not much acetic note at all. This is a very mouth watering beer which I could drink much more of. Much better beer than the Vichtenarr. Smooth lactic presence with a dry tart finish. Could use a bit more cherry to it, perhaps.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - FEB 13, 2006
The aroma is of tart cherries and a viniger background. The beer pours a mahogony with a pink fizzy head. There is a tartness to the body with a sour cherry a malty sweetness balance.


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